Recent Job Recruitment at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behavior – from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases – by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Senior Program Officer – GHSA

Location: Abuja

Job Summary

  • The Senior Program Officer – GHSA will work with the Deputy Project Director and serve as the technical lead for implementing risk communication and community engagement activities for priority zoonotic diseases.
  • S/he is expected to work in close collaboration with the ministries of health, agriculture, environment and other GHSA implementing partners (in zoonotic diseases surveillance, emergency and pandemic preparedness and response, laboratory capacity building) at national and subnational level to improve the risk communication capacity and address behaviors associated with high priority diseases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Deputy Project Director with the development and implementation of GHSA risk communication activities at the national level using the one health approach;
  • Support the State teams with the development, implementation and documentation of evidence-based, community-driven GHSA risk communication activities for priority zoonotic diseases;
  • Provide technical support to Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) stakeholders, coordination structures and activities at national and subnational levels including development and dissemination of strategies, guidelines, toolkits, communication materials, scripts and job aids, content management and program data findings;
  • Provide technical assistance to IHR National Focal Point, National One Health Coordination Unit (NOHCU), Risk Communication Pillar for the implementation of RCCE-related activities in national policies e.g. One Health Strategic Plan; National Action Plan for Health Security and Joint External Evaluation Report;
  • Coordinate capacity strengthening activities on SBC strategies and activities through collaboration with relevant MDAs; and ensure documentation of all program related activities and support;
  • Within BA-N, coordinate with other units – media, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), finance and administration teams to ensure smooth implementation of GHSA program deliverables.
  • Lead and coordinate timely submission of quarterly/bi-annual reports
  • Monitor project events and stakeholder’s activities in coordination with project technical lead and capture lessons learnt for adaptive management;
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by the supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position manages the BA-Nigeria states officers (RCCE) to support them with their work plan implementation and provides them with technical support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Advanced Degree in Arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years previous experience carrying out related tasks with donor-funded health projects is strongly preferred. Experience of working on a USAID or US-CDC funded project is an advantage.
  • Experience working with varied stakeholders especially ministries, departments and agencies in a multisectoral approach developing and implementing policies is desirable.
  • Experience working on issues related to Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Social Behaviour Change or Zoonotic Diseases is preferred.
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
  • Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams is required.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer – Strategic Communication

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Program Officer – Strategic Communication will provide technical guidance and capacity strengthening for Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) and Communication for Development (C4D) to government ministry, department, and agencies (MDAs).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify advocacy opportunities and roadmap to inform the development of context-specific advocacy and community engagement strategies for COVID in collaboration with government MDAs;
  • Support a coordinated demand generation response to address vaccine hesitancy, improve testing and practice of public health and social measures for COVID in collaboration with government MDAs;
  • Support the conduct of stakeholder analysis and political economy analysis in the context of vaccine hesitancy through, desk reviews, interviews, and surveys;
  • Provide mentorship and technical assistance on the application of SBC approaches in the design and roll out of high-quality SBC interventions to the key units within MDAs;
  • Ensure close and effective collaboration with the media actors and civil society for COVID-19 vaccination demand generation activities;
  • Support MDAs to develop, review, pretest, refine, and finalize of SBC materials and tools for vaccine demand creation;
  • Support the preparation of concept notes, training plans, stories, key messages and articles for targeted advocacy and community engagement at subnational and national levels;
  • Participate in forums relevant to SBC to collect and share best practices and promote Breakthrough ACTION’s work;
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor and/or Abuja country office program leads.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s in Public Health with first University Degree in Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Development Sciences, Communications, IT or public health from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • At least 6 plus years of related experience, at the national level, in Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM), health promotion, emergency management, part of which is working in vaccine acceptance and demand.
  • Proven experience in in the development and implementation of ACSM strategies and plans.
  • Previous work experience interacting or implementing USAID-funded or donor funded health programs is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in social and behavior change, communication, or social marketing is required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and proactively with diverse stakeholders including ministries, departments and agencies.
  • Experience in developing and coordinating data collection, processing, and analysis systems from multiple sources or program areas is desired.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills (written & spoken) in English language is required.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • Essential knowledge of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE).
  • Ability to work within government MDA.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The HR Officer will carry out a wide variety of HR (core), administrative and finance functions including but not limited to talent management, benefits administration, employee relations, consultancy management services and HRIS management.
  • This position will work closely with Operations staff (HR, IT, Finance and Admin teams) as well as relevant Program Technical Leads.
  • S/he will also have close working relationship with staff in state offices as well as BA-N consultants and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the role summary above described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties will be assigned.
  • Carry out end-to-end talent acquisition activities (e.g., posting new VAs, sorting CVs, interviewing, reference checks, preparing new hire paper works’ etc.)
  • Together with the HR Assistant, ensure all new hires are properly onboarded (including attending an orientation programs).
  • Assist to review staff manual and other operational documents from time to time to ensure a more efficient work process.
  • Provide end-to-end local independent consultancy management services (advertisement, selection, contract preparation, contract extension/revision or modification, invoice processing etc.)
  • Manage 3rd party relationships (e.g., relations with consultants/vendors) to ensure any form of friction is reduced to the barest minimum – escalate issues where necessary.
  • Together with other members of the HR team, ensure BA-N staff and Partners adhere to JHU-CCP & USAID HR and Consultancy (Operations) compliance requirements.
  • Manage BA-N Independent Consultancy Database – ensure all required consultancy information are inputted promptly and tracked appropriately.
  • Together with other HR team members, input relevant staff information into the HRIS/ERP as required.
  • In collaboration with relevant state teams, manage the BA-N Community Volunteer & LGA Supervisor contract lifecycle (i.e., hiring, replacement, payment, contract/benefit revisions, exits etc.)
  • Draft and coordinate relevant employee communication, letters and updates.
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues including conflicts, grievances etc.
  • Interpret, review and provide guidance/advice to employees on HR and Consultancy Management processes, procedures and policies.
  • Support the SHRO to coordinate the implementation of staff development plans and management of annual performance review (APRs).
  • Ensure all HR Audit topics are covered and conclude all HR Audit findings.
  • Represent HR in strategic meetings in the absence of the SHRO.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory requirements.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years HR and Independent Consultancy Management donor-funded project experience (especially USAID) is essential for this role.
  • Experience working with an HRIS/HR Software/ERP is required for this role.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Nigerian Labour Law is compulsory for this role.
  • Membership of a relevant HR body/institute such as the CIPMN, SHRM plus relevant certifications from the institutes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting/finance is essential for this position.
  • Customer-service orientation skills, with the motivation and ability to function independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent attention to detail is required for this role.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and customer-service orientation skills is a MUST for this position.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment is essential to be successful in the role.

Languages Skills:

  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of a major Nigerian language (especially Hausa) is a plus but not required.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Assistant – Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)

Location: Abuja

Job Summary

  • The program assistant will support administrative, financial, logistics and programmatic tasks required for efficient implementation of COVID project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the planning, implementation, and coordination of technical activities and field visits;
  • Assist with gathering technical updates for program planning, implementation and adaptive learning;
  • Support the team to maintain files within google drive, disseminate project information among the project team, schedule meetings and track deliverables using program management tools;
  • In collaboration with Senior Program Officer, assist with development of concept notes, activity profiles, budgets, training plans, abstracts and other relevant documents or publication related to the project interventions.
  • Assist with strengthening effective relationships with national and subnational stakeholders.
  • Support the planning for programmatic research processes.
  • Monitor and ensure all related activities and any challenges are documented and reported on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as identified by the supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of an HND / Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • 1 – 3 years experience working within the health sector and in related tasks. Experience of working on a USAID-funded project an advantage.
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and document is required.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language is required.
  • Fluency in any local language will be an advantage.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer – Integrated SBC and Family Planning

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Program Officer – Integrated SBC & Family Planning will work with the Deputy Project Director-Integrated SBC & FP providing technical and programmatic support for the integrated FP, MNCH+N and Malaria program area.
  • S/He will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with national and state-level FP, MNCH+N and Malaria implementing partners, governments, and state project teams.
  • The PO will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of integrated FP, MNCH+N and Malaria social and behaviour change (SBC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy.
  • The PO will also assist in developing integrated FP, MNCH+N and Malaria SBC workplans and reports, and support implementation at national and state level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Officer’s specific duties will include:

  • Work with Deputy Director-Integrated SBC & FP to implement the integrated FP, MNCH+N and Malaria components of BA-Nigeria project, as assigned.
  • Support national and state level coordination with governments, policy makers, FP, MNCH+N implementing partners and other stakeholders
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with FP, MNCH+N project partners, implementing partners, Federal and State MOHs and other key stakeholders
  • Assist with establishing relationships and coordinating with USAID FP, MNCH+N service delivery and commodity logistics partners in project states and at national level
  • Provide support for training and capacity building activities targeted at BA-Nigeria project partners, heath service providers, community-based organization, community volunteers etc.
  • Provide support to the BA-Nigeria State Coordinators and state teams as required
  • Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned
  • The position will be based at the BA-Nigeria Office in Abuja but will involve approximately 30% travel to project states
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisor and BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or another related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience on Family Planning, Maternal & Child Health, or related health programs, and at least 3 years working experience with SBC or demand creation.
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria

Skills:

  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to speak Hausa highly desired.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The HR Officer will carry out a wide variety of HR (core), administrative and finance functions including but not limited to talent management, benefits administration, employee relations, consultancy management services and HRIS management.
  • This position will work closely with Operations staff (HR, IT, Finance and Admin teams) as well as relevant Program Technical Leads.
  • S/he will also have close working relationship with staff in state offices as well as BA-N consultants and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the role summary above described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties will be assigned.
  • Carry out end-to-end talent acquisition activities (e.g., posting new VAs, sorting CVs, interviewing, reference checks, preparing new hire paper works’ etc.)
  • Together with the HR Assistant, ensure all new hires are properly onboarded (including attending an orientation programs).
  • Assist to review staff manual and other operational documents from time to time to ensure a more efficient work process.
  • Provide end-to-end local independent consultancy management services (advertisement, selection, contract preparation, contract extension/revision or modification, invoice processing etc.)
  • Manage 3rd party relationships (e.g., relations with consultants/vendors) to ensure any form of friction is reduced to the barest minimum – escalate issues where necessary.
  • Together with other members of the HR team, ensure BA-N staff and Partners adhere to JHU-CCP & USAID HR and Consultancy (Operations) compliance requirements.
  • Manage BA-N Independent Consultancy Database – ensure all required consultancy information are inputted promptly and tracked appropriately.
  • Together with other HR team members, input relevant staff information into the HRIS/ERP as required.
  • In collaboration with relevant state teams, manage the BA-N Community Volunteer & LGA Supervisor contract lifecycle (i.e., hiring, replacement, payment, contract/benefit revisions, exits etc.)
  • Draft and coordinate relevant employee communication, letters and updates.
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues including conflicts, grievances etc.
  • Interpret, review and provide guidance/advice to employees on HR and Consultancy Management processes, procedures and policies.
  • Support the SHRO to coordinate the implementation of staff development plans and management of annual performance review (APRs).
  • Ensure all HR Audit topics are covered and conclude all HR Audit findings.
  • Represent HR in strategic meetings in the absence of the SHRO.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory requirements.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years HR and Independent Consultancy Management donor-funded project experience (especially USAID) is essential for this role.
  • Experience working with an HRIS/HR Software/ERP is required for this role.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Nigerian Labour Law is compulsory for this role.
  • Membership of a relevant HR body/institute such as the CIPMN, SHRM plus relevant certifications from the institutes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting/finance is essential for this position.
  • Customer-service orientation skills, with the motivation and ability to function independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent attention to detail is required for this role.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and customer-service orientation skills is a MUST for this position.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment is essential to be successful in the role.

Languages Skills:

  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of a major Nigerian language (especially Hausa) is a plus but not required.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Assistant – Integrated SBC

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Program Assistant – Integrated SBC will provide general administrative, logistical and program support to the Abuja HQ Integrated SBC team and Deputy Project Director, Integrated SBC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the general duties described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

>
  • In collaboration with the integrated SBC technical officers – plan, track, harmonize and provide updates on integrated SBC team deliverables
  • Coordinate and manage logistics for internal and external meetings, workshops, and other integrated program activities as needed
  • Attend meetings, drafts minutes of meetings and ensures timely approval and distribution.
  • Assist with preparation/writing, submission and editing of timely and quality activity and program reports, including field notes and collaborate with relevant team ISBC team members to ensure documentation of all integrated SBC and Family Planning program activities.
  • Contribute to the writing and editing program content for internal and external dissemination including a variety of technical stories, human-interest stories, scripts, and blogs/social media posts etc.
  • Manage project supplies/materials for the signature program areas in the Abuja office and keep inventory of stocks.
  • Draft routine correspondence for internal and external communications applying effective proofreading and grammar skills.
  • Identify and resolve diverse issues as they arise, which often requires interpretation of existing procedures and processes and independently determining the appropriate application.
  • Contribute to RMNCH, Nutrition and Malaria technical program activities, including development of strategies, workplans, tool kits, communication materials, scripts, job aides etc.
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

 Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Social / Health Sciences, Business Management, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • 2 – 4 years experience carried out related task with donor-funded project is desirable.
  • Previous work experience implementing USAID-funded, or donor funded health programs is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with senior management staff in a multicultural international organization is required.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details is essential.
  • High proficiency with MS Office Packages and standard of office equipment (scanner, photocopier, projector etc.).
  • Working knowledge of key health sector players in the public and aid sectors in Nigeria required.
  • Strong communication skills in English language (written & spoken) and at least one Nigerian language(s) is required.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Program Officer – RCCE Capacity Strengthening

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Senior Program Officer – RCCE Capacity Strengthening will work with the Deputy Project Director and serve as the technical lead for capacity strengthening activities under the RCCE – COVID portfolio.
  • Aimed at contributing to strengthened and more sustainable RCCE systems, he/she will lead the development and the operationalization of the capacity strengthening strategies and activities.
  • This will include working with relevant stakeholders to identify key priority audiences for the capacity strengthening efforts and ensuring high quality, evidence-based and sustainable approaches practices are applied.
  • Key priority audiences will include health care workers and frontline workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of activities related to capacity strengthening for diverse stakeholders implementing RCCE programs in Nigeria;
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with government partners, service delivery partners, professional associations and support groups to drive and support health care workers’ capacity to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines and testing;
  • Coordinate the state-level implementation, through state-based teams, on the provider behavior approach to promote COVID-19 vaccination and testing uptake;
  • Provide technical guidance to state teams implementing activities within health facilities;
  • Drive targeted advocacy efforts and use a collaborative learning approach to build capacity of health care workers on empathy and trust;
  • Identify unique opportunities and major events that can be leveraged for promoting provider behaviour SBC activities in focal state and overall health systems strengthening;
  • Provide technical leadership in developing and implementing capacity strengthening approaches for other key audiences;
  • Prepare and submit timely and quality activity notes and documentation from meetings attended to effectively capture next steps and lessons learnt;
  • Monitor and document all related program activities and challenges including mitigation on a regular basis;
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by the supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB) is preferred.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field (communication, Public Health, Social Science or diplomacy) is required.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in any health program area is required.
  • Previous experience of working for SBC/SBCC or health communication programs with providers as target audience is required.
  • Previous experience of working on a PEPFAR USAID or US-CDC funded project is required
  • Demonstrated experience in partnership development, collaboration and human resource management is required.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Strong writing, reporting, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant

Location: Abuja

Job Summary

  • The HR Assistant will support the Nigeria HR Team to carry out all Human Resources tasks in line with USAID and Johns Hopkins University rules and regulations.
  • This position will work closely with all technical, finance and admin teams as well as serve as a liaison between the Abuja office and state teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the position summary described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Liaise with relevant staff (supervisors, unit heads etc.) to coordinate and prepare for new hire orientation
  • Ensure new staff complete all relevant documents for the Personnel File
  • Work with Finance and Admin with regard to key personnel actions – new hire addition to payroll, notification for exiting staff, new staff work tools and communication/internet allowances, staff promotions/change in status etc.
  • Liaise with new hire supervisors, admin and IT in ensuring workspace and work tools are made ready for new hire (s)
  • Manage leave administration and monthly time sheet processes and tracking
  • Coordinate administrative/logistics aspects of the recruitment process
  • In the absence of the HR Officer, represent the HR Team in relevant meetings
  • Work with relevant HR team member to ensure appropriate HR databases/ERP are updated promptly
  • Post vacancy announcements on internal and external platforms;
  • Assist the SHRO in collation of staff annual performance appraisal documents and drafting of new letters for appraised staff.
  • Liaise with the BA-N contracted security firm to carry out background checks on all prospective new hires/successful candidates.
  • Assist in all aspects of BA-N Local Independent Consultants’ management process including drafting of Independent Consultancy contracts and processing of independent consultants’ invoices;
  • Send out routine HR communication to all staff e.g., public holidays, HR process reminders etc.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications, Experience & Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in the Arts or Social Sciences) is required
  • 2 – 4 years HR experience is required for this position.
  • A professional certificate (local or international) in HR is an added advantage;
  • Membership of a relevant human resources certification body such as CIPMN is highly desirable
  • USAID/donor funded project (s) in Nigeria is a plus.
  • Experience managing end-to-end HR procedures/processes independently is required for the position
  • Hands on experience working with key Ms. Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.) is compulsory.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively regarding sensitive and confidential matters
  • Experience using video conferencing tools to set up meeting/interviews is compulsory
  • Ability to work independently and remotely is mandatory for this role
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

Languages Skills:

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward copies of their CV in PDF to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org using the job title and the location as the subject of the mail. e.g., ‘Senior Program Officer – GHSA, Abuja’.

Application Closing Date: 22nd March, 2022.

 

>

Note: Only qualified candidate will be invited for an interview

we wish you well……kindly share

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*